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Paseo Mediterraneo, 18, 03590 Altea, Spain
965845327
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Its not what it used to be

This place was very special and had a huge history just serving mussels and sardines mainly. I understand that this had a limited market so the menu has expanded as it was handed down the family chain. However, sadly it has lost its uniqueness and now has much competition. :(

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
Rijko
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Altea
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Altea
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This place was very special and had a huge history just serving mussels and sardines mainly. I understand that this had a limited market so the menu has expanded as it was handed down the family chain. However, sadly it has lost its uniqueness and now has much competition. :(

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Thank Rijko
Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Tipical spanish restorant with the huge history and spanish food. Paella I eated better but i dont like it so much at all to charged the taste. But salaa with cabra cheese is the best! Pleasant atmosfear. The bill was 100 for 3 of us including 2 bottels if good white wine. There is terrace you can smoke and enjoying... More 

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Thank Elena Z
UK
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This restaurant has been open for a long time, serves great food with many dishes typically Spanish and it is well worth a visit. Ask for the menu del dia and you won't be disappointed.

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Thank footlocker
Valencia, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place has a good Spanish feel inside, but initial service is slow (staff more interested in having a beer and a smoke outside). I wanted good fish, ignored the fact that the place was empty (compared to nearby choices) and put my faith in what appeared to be the most Spanish restaurant on the row. Big mistake, the mixed... More 

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1 Thank M P
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food and personal To return on my next trip to Altea A great sepia, caballa and paella ended with a licor of Orange Thanks for the fantastic dinner

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Thank Paulo N
Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Having been to benidorm we took bus journey to Altea,where we found this great place which was recommended by another restaurant for having the best sardines.We where not disappointed I had the Mussels which were delicious.Great views & Good service from owner whose restaurant had been in the family for 50 years

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Thank nigel t
Washington, DC
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This lovely restaurant with an amazing view of the Mediterranean Sea was recommended by the hotel clerk. The ladies who served us were so nice and accommodating. We filled ourselves with such an array of fresh seafood and local wines that we had to take a taxi back to Tossal d'Altea for an afternoon nap. One of the best meals... More 

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Thank cedangeles
Inverness, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Usually eat in a lovely restaurant not too far from here........wish we had stuck to what we know! Waited for at least 15 minutes before we even were asked if we wanted a menu1 After giving our choice...another 15 minutes and waiting almost 45 minutes for our paella........wish we hadn't bothered! Mixed paella was tasteless and the contents of meat... More 

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Thank Kit R
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Ordered a Black Rice (peeled shrimp, cuttlefish, squid and squid ink) for two, a dish we are very familiar with from numerous travels in Spain. Dish was light on shrimp, even lighter on the cuttlefish and squid, well they were non-existent. When asked if we would like anything else at the end of our meal, we expressed our disappointment and... More 

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1 Thank Ron M
Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The waiters where busy and did not follow up good enough. The starters came at different time. The service could be better. The food was okay, but not with anything especially. The starters with homemade potatoes (should be more crispy and spicy) and the fish was anynomous. Boring starters. The dinners where ok. Good portions, but maybe to well done.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo Mediterraneo, 18, 03590 Altea, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Altea
  • Phone Number: 965845327

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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